Doug has extensive (35+ years) Permian Basin, Mid-continent, Appalachia, Rockies, and South Texas experience with Halliburton, Dowell Schlumberger, The Western Company of North America, and BJ Services. He has specialized in the calibration of three-dimensional fracture modeling via a number of methods, including historical production transient analysis and calibration by fracture mapping measurements. He has taught many seminars, workshops and short courses on subjects related to his fields of interest. Most recently, he has focused on the application of integrated sensor diagnostics and the associated reservoir engineering of unconventional plays with high liquid hydrocarbon content. He developed and applied the concept of dramatically reducing the cost of the conventional trial-and-error learning curve by replacing it with an Engineered Learning Curve based on Integrated Sensor Diagnostics and a rigorous Design of Experiments. He has authored numerous papers & articles, and holds several patents in his areas of interest. He received a B.S. in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University, and has worked for Pinnacle Technologies and Halliburton since 2005.
Neil is a Technology Manager at Pinnacle, a Halliburton service in Houston, Texas and is a registered professional engineer (P.E.). In his Halliburton career starting in 1980, he has held various roles including engineering, customer sales, management, and marketing. He has a vast amount of field experience implementing fracture theory into practice. Fracture evaluation, pre-frac and post-frac diagnostics, fracture production evaluation, and completion optimization are his expertise. He has worked in numerous basins across North America, and has worked globally to provide solutions and commercialize new technologies. Neil has taught various courses in completion optimization and has worked most of his career focused on Fracture Stimulation and Completions of low permeability reservoirs. He has written many technical papers and holds multiple patents.
Henry came to Pinnacle after having run two microseismic and instrumentation consulting companies. Henry worked many years at the University of Calgary’s “Consortium for Research in Elastic Wave Exploration” (CREWES). While working there he performed a diverse range of research in the field of multicomponent seismology. Although Henry’s education is in Electrical Engineering, the bulk of his experience comes from over 20 years of work in geophysics. Henry’s enthusiasm for new technologies has involved him in instrumentation design, seismic sensor testing, seismic processing, seismic acquisition, real-time monitoring and algorithm design. With Pinnacle, Henry has developed new hardware and software to assist in velocity model calibration and continues to develop new methodologies for geophone-orientation calibration. Henry also conducts work evaluating fiberoptic based sensing technologies and works with Canadian clients to integrate Pinnacle’s technologies into their daily monitoring. Henry is active in the geophysical community and is currently leading a group that plans to standardize the exchange of microseismic data. Outside of work hours, Henry plays trombone in a community-run concert band and studies the guitar.
Eric leads the development of Pinnacle’s unique tilt, GPS and InSAR diagnostics, which are used for fracture mapping, reservoir monitoring and geotechnical monitoring. He oversees the instrument designs, develops analysis methods and implements relevant new technologies that can improve the technique of using ground deformation to visualize far field fluid movement. The equipment and methods have garnered numerous awards, from both inside and outside of the oil and gas industry.
Technology professional developing monitoring solutions used primarily in the Oil & Gas industry for applications ranging from down-hole sensing, pipe-line leak detection, power cable monitoring, sub-sea systems optimization to towed, seabed and down-hole seismic sensing. It all started with a 3 month project assignment in Houston 1996.
Jeff came to Pinnacle in 2013 through the acquisition of Optiphase, Inc., a company he founded with a 23 year record of championing advanced instrumentation solutions for fiber optic sensing markets worldwide. His entire professional career, starting in 1978, has been devoted to fiber sensing technology evolution where he holds 12 patents and has attained numerous business wins. At Pinnacle Jeff continues such roles by managing the technical elements and agendas for Distributed Acoustic Sensing.
Eric Holley started as a stimulation field engineer for Halliburton in the US in 2006 before moving over to Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service in Calgary in 2009. At Pinnacle Eric lead the fiber optics product globally. Currently Eric is the Product Line Manager for Production Enhancement focused on well productivity. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and has authored several publications on the topic of fracture diagnostics through the use of microseismic mapping and fiber optics.
Neha Sahdev started as completions engineer in oilfield in2006, in India after completing her B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. Throughout her career so far, she has had diverse experience in terms of geography (Asia, Middle-East, Offshore Canada, North America), and worked in different field development types (EOR/Unconventional/Mature fields). She joined Pinnacle, Halliburton in Nov 2015, working for the Rockies region- deeply involved in all phases of fiber optics projects. She then moved to Houston, leading the fiber optics analytics development team, developing new applications for fiber optics analyses.
Erik started his career at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center working on fluid dynamics and acoustics for propulsion systems. After transitioning to the Oil and Gas industry in 2012 he held numerous positions within Baker Hughes’ global technology division supporting sensor development, large scale data analysis and reservoir/wellbore modeling. Erik currently works as a Senior Product Champion within Pinnacle. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and has authored various publications and patents in the oil/gas and aerospace/defense industries.
Sean Machovoe is a technical advisor and microseismic subject matter expert at Halliburton, Houston, where he has dedicated 17 years to mapping hydraulic fracture treatments via passive microseismic arrays deployed in downhole environments. Prior to joining Pinnacle in 2001, he spent three years in conventional land and marine seismic processing. Sean’s extensive exposure to microseismic has permitted him to analyze data from all major oil and gas basins throughout the world where hydraulic fracturing is occurring. Since Pinnacle’s acquisition by Halliburton in 2008, he has been a leader in managing and developing the microseismic service. Sean holds a master’s degree in geology from Indiana University.
Natalia joined Pinnacle in 2007 as a microseismic analyst. She then became a senior analyst after she completed many successful projects in Canada and US. Currently she is one of Pinnacle’s Principal Geophysicists at a position of Subject Matter Expert for Microseismic Processing as well as leading a team of MSM analysts. Her role includes providing in depth quality control for all microseismic projects Halliburton has, participating in writing HMS procedures and providing guidance for microseismic geophysicists. Prior to joining Pinnacle she worked as a research assistant in the Institute of Geology, Russia where she obtained her PhD in geology and mineralogy.